Science Abroad: Taiwan

Please note: The Science Abroad program in Taiwan will not run in 2022.

Science Abroad allows science students to complete a research course at one of several prestigious research facilities located overseas.  Students will collaborate with colleagues from other countries, and explore problems of a global nature.  Through this experiential learning process, students will have the chance to relate their academic studies to real-world lab situations. Students will earn a HMB396Y0 credit that can be used towards their degree requirements.

This program takes place in the College of Biological Science and Technology at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. NCTU is a top research university with more than 10,000 students and is located at the centre of Hsinchu Science Park (the €œSilicon Valley€ of Asia). More than 40% of the engineers and CEOs in this area are NCTU alumni. Students will be conducting research mainly in university laboratories. Some research topics in Taiwan include Bio nanotechnology, Molecular Biology and Metabolic Engineering.


Country: Taiwan
City: Hsinchu
Institution: University


Accepting Applications: No
Timeline: Summer
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: International Research Project in Human Biology
Program Type: Research
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to Summer Abroad
Program Fees: Program fees paid to UofT
Funding: Summer Abroad Bursaries


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: At least 10 FCEs including relevant courses in human biology. Admission is based on CGPA, response to a questionnaire and an interview as required